"Gadget" is a catch-all word these days for nifty devices. We've covered the basics, such as clocks & watches, plus delved into the world of present-day and future high-tech gadgets, such as digital jewelry and restaurant pagers.
Can I turn my iPhone into a guitar amp?
Are premium audio cables worth the investment?
Earbuds vs. Headphones
A Breathalyzer for Drugs? We're Not There Yet
Wearable Alcohol Sensor Could Text You if You're Too Drunk
Top 5 Green Automotive Gadgets to Help You Save Gas and Save Money
How Rolex Came to Rule the Wrist
How the Pebble Watch Works
10 Ways Watches Have Evolved
People Still Use Fax Machines, But, Um, Why?
How Thermal Fax Machines Work
History of the Fax Machine
Running While Female: Safety Apps and Tech
How can a bracelet track your heart rate?
How Athos Clothing Works
New MIT Headset Can 'Hear' Your Thoughts and Respond
Is It Time for Civilians to Start Wearing Their Own Body Cameras?
How Amazon Echo Works
Google Home Speakers Argue, Talk About Their Feelings on Twitch
Why Some People Are Refusing 'Smart' Utility Meters in Their Homes
The Uber-popular Aeron Chair Was First Made for Grandma
Self-stabilizing 'Smart' Utensils Counteract Hand Tremors
Salty Fork for Salty Folk
How Digital Shopping Lists Work
12 Exciting VR Applications Other Than Gaming
How Haptic Footwear Works
Wearable Tech for Pets: A Whole New Way to Call Your Dog
How Satellite Phones Work
How Electronic Language Translators Work
How Apple Airport Express Works
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